Metal Roofs Have Benefits In Summer And Winter

Metal roofing is becoming more common recently. People who once would have opted for shingle roofs are now choosing to have metal roofs installed. But why? Well, as it turns out, metal roofing has a number of benefits and not just during one season. Here are some of the key benefits of metal roofing in the summer and in the winter. 

Summer Benefits

Even if the summers in your area are fairly mild, you can look forward to these benefits with a metal roof.

Lower AC Bills

Metal is reflective. In other words, it reflects a lot of the sunlight and associated heat that land on it. As a result, your home stays cooler in the summer. Your air conditioner won't have to turn on as much, which means your electricity bills will be lower than with a shingle roof.

No Moss Growth

If any part of your roof is shaded, you may have issues with moss growth on a shingle roof due to summer heat and humidity. Moss grows well on porous shingles. But it won't grow on metal roofs because metal is nonporous. Choosing a metal roof will keep you from having to remove moss or treat the roof with herbicides.

Winter Benefits

The snowier your area is, the more you'll appreciate having a metal roof in the winter. Here are the key benefits of metal roofs in the winter.

No Ice Dams

Ice dams are big piles of ice that form along the edges of a roof. They happen because snow builds up, melts near the roof peak, and trickles down to the edge of the roof before refreezing. Ice dams can cause roof damage, but they are not something you need to worry about with a metal roof. The metal is slippery enough that the snow slides right off.

Less Risk of Roof Collapse

Another common issue with roofs in the winter is collapsed roofs due to heavy snow load. This, again, is not a concern with metal roofs because the snow slides off them. Metal roofing panels are also less likely to become damaged and collapse if an icy tree branch falls on the roof.

If you've been considering a metal roof, it's time to call a roofing company near you and learn more. These roofs will grant you benefits all year round. A roofer can tell you more about the way a metal roof will fit on and benefit your particular home.